What is Street Art?

We asked some street artists we love: “What is Street Art for you?


L7Matrix

“For me, street art is a way of doing its work for all people, such as social classes and direct communication with individuals from a city or neighborhood, or maybe only painting in abandoned places just for you. She creates from the need for artistic expression with the need to release and put artistic feelings outside of studio.”

L7Matrix

näutil

“It is everything but the institutional or authorized things. It is as the opposite, it is a way to interrogate, to provoke some reflexion, political, philosophical as well as artistic and poetic.

It is a non-perfect art, capable of accompanying a little bit of non-perfect people (us:) and in many ways regarding some subject, to awaken again a desire to start paying attention to little things that we do not do or see anymore. It is a way to propose reverie.

But also some political interrogation because we must not forget that the bases, the ethical foundations of graffiti were subversive and kind of ” antisocial ” at least anti institutional and provocative.

It’s a challenge too. To start at four in the morning not to be caught (I was in a few weeks making a chameleon near Utah beach, goddess!) Hoping to have the right weather, the good inspiration after the rendezvous the blockhouse or some other surfaces. It is also very technical sometime, with micro and macro perspective, 3D effects, contrasts of colors etc…. (never natural one, I don’t paint on trees, rocks etc). Because I like the connection with the prohibited part, and also the connection with nature.

For me it is important to put words on each piece of my work, I do that with someone who is on the same page as me, and it makes me able to complete my graffiti, because it is kind of a story, that people are free to be reinterpreted with their own mind and heart.”

näutil

Fin DAC

“A means to eradicate the mundanity of modern life.”

Fin DAC

Oakoak

“For me street art has to use urban element. It’s the most important thing for street art. Using and playing with things you find in the street.”

Oakoak

It’s the new wave in contemporary art, it has a unique power and it’s out there for everyone! For me, it’s a dynamic dialogue I have with people through my art.

Wild Drawing

A way to make people think and hopefully smile. Free for all to see. To highlight the absurdities of everyday life and to temporary break the pattern of people’s everyday thoughts

The Rebel Bear